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Scientists in Hong Kong find protein that could be key to anti-aging formula

Scientists in Hong Kong find protein that could be key to anti-aging formula

December 20, 2012 3:52 am by | 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Scientists in Hong Kong appear to have mapped out a formula that can delay the ageing process in mice, a discovery they hope to replicate in people.
Their finding, published in the December issue of Cell Metabolism, builds on the…


Researchers: Embryo survival gene may be on/off, low/high switch for immune system

Researchers: Embryo survival gene may be on/off, low/high switch for immune system

November 26, 2012 5:05 am by | 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A gene that keeps embryos alive appears to control the immune system and determine how it fights chronic diseases like hepatitis and HIV, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists said on Monday.
Although the …



The next frontier in stem cell treatments: phony therapies

The next frontier in stem cell treatments: phony therapies

October 9, 2012 9:02 am by | 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka warned patients on Tuesday about unproven “stem cell therapies” offered at clinics and hospitals in a growing number of countries, saying they…


China’s pharma middlemen may be the real cause of violence against doctors

China’s pharma middlemen may be the real cause of violence against doctors

September 16, 2012 11:27 pm by | 0 Comments

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing is struggling to deal with an increasingly violent flashpoint of social unrest in its healthcare system, as its latest bid to cut costs is failing to ease tensions among millions of people who cannot afford basic …